Conan, Baron of Wyndham, was a man dark of spirit. And he certainly wasn't pleased when the Queen commanded him to a mist-wreathed island in Glastonbury to investigate a monk's murder. There he found the accused, Alianor of the Lake, a woman touched by mystery, by a healing gift - and perhaps by witchcraft. For with her gentle smile and flashing eyes, she enchanted him.
To Alianor, this fearsome knight brought peril, or her one hope of salvation. She was innocent, as untouched by the sorcerer's arts as by a man's lust. True, she was to be burned at the stake unless Conan proved she was not a murderess, but already she burned with a different fire, hot and alive and eternal, for him. Now, amid plots and betrayals, and with a secret buried on this isle once called Avalon, Conan must save Alianor from the final darkness with the awesome power of his passion and the blazing light of his love.
Having visited Glastonbury in England and studying the history, the setting of this story made me feel that it was exactly like described in this story, back in the days when women had no rights and were accused of witchcraft. This, and other books I have listed today have been on my keeper shelf.